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Where will the fight over bathrooms for transgender students go next after federal rule change

Lawsuits against the federal government are all but inevitable, as conservative states push back against inclusion for trans students.

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In recent years, transgender people have gained visibility and acceptance in the U.S. — and some conservative officials have pushed back.

Most GOP-controlled states now have laws reining in their rights. Measures include laws to keep transgender girls out of girls school sports, limiting which school bathrooms transgender people can use, requiring school staff to notify parents if their student identifies in school as transgender, and barring school staff from being required to use the pronouns a transgender student uses.

Most of those policies have been challenged in court.

Here's a look at the new regulation, the states' laws and what could happen next.


The 1,577-page regulation finalized last week seeks to clarify Title IX, the 1972 sex discrimination law originally passed to address women's rights and applies to schools and colleges that receive federal money.

The regulations, which are to take effect in August, spell out that Title IX bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, too.

Many Republicans say this wasn't the intent of the law.

The new rules also provide more protections to students who make accusations of sexual misconduct.

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The Daily Wrap for Monday, 5/20

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